Work Injury Documentation
When you suffer a work injury, it is important to make some documentations of what happened. Memory can fade about an incident over time. So writing it down right after it happens is a surefire way of remembering the details.
At Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, we work tirelessly for those who suffer a work injury. Get representation you can trust with our work injury law group! If you have been injured on the job, you are likely eligible for workers compensation. Our law office will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call our main office for a no obligation consultation by dialing 631-447-6500. When you call, we can go over the details of your work injury and see if there is a path to workers compensation benefits. Follow the checklist below to better help your situation should a work injury occur.
Work Injury Documentation Checklist
Documentation is crucial when you suffer an injury on the job. Here are some key aspects you should make note up when you suffer a work injury. Getting these details right may make or break a work injury claim.
- Describe in detail how the injury occurred. For example, if it is a head injury, write about how exactly you hurt your head. These details give important insight into the safety conditions at your work place and if that really did play a factor in the injury.
- Make running notes describing how you feel since the time of the injury. Make sure these notes are as specific as possible. This way a you paint a picture as to how this work injury has impacted your day-to-day life.
- If you have gone to therapy or took medication for a specific work injury, then make note of that. These details give context as to how the injury has put a extra strain on your life. Devoting time for therapy for a work injury is a significant impact. As is needing to take extra medication.
- Keep track of any doctor visits. This way you have medical proof for yourself that your workers compensation attorneys can use as your defense in trying to get your full benefits. A note from a doctor is great, because they are an authority on injuries.
When it comes to documenting a work injury, the details may really help your attorney. And by doing so, you improve your chances of getting the full workers compensation benefits you deserve. Through our years of experience, we can tell you that these details matter. So having great notes and proper documentation can be the deciding factor in a winning or losing case.